This Natural England briefing (published 7 November 2022) focuses on the evidence for connection to nature. It is one of a series that summarises evidence of the links between the natural environment and a range of outcomes. The notes are aimed at: policy makers, practitioners, practice enablers (including Natural England), [...]
This Natural England report (Dillon, Justin; Lovell, Becca, 2022) explores evidence on the impacts of learning in natural environments on learning processes and outcomes, and on health outcomes. It outlines the background to the briefing, indicating that it updates the original evidence briefing provided by Natural England in 2016 - [...]
The Field Studies Council have worked with YHA, National Parks, Scouts, Guiding and Outward Bound on the Generation Green project in England last year. This collaborative project engaged over 115,000 young people with nature, and included FSC biodiversity training, wildlife guides and school visits. Amongst its findings, the report found [...]
This article in The Conversation (4 May 2022) explores responses to the UK government’s new sustainability and climate change strategy for schools. However, UCL/ University of York research shows that it does not go far enough to meet what young people and teachers want.
Results from Natural England’s interim July 2020 People and Nature Survey for England, include an increase in the percentage of adults who think that learning outside or about nature is especially important for their child at this time (28% of adults with children, up from 19% in June and May), [...]
This storymap shares 10 years of the Monitor of Engagement of the Natural Environment (MENE) survey. Find information about Nature Connectedness and the 'action gap' highlighted towards the end of this page.
Services supporting outdoor learning are provided by these Scottish organisations.